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I'm not sure how this works with passing emails to other systems, but if you're mailing someone else on OSX and want to put pictures in with captions, you'll find that dragging the image file into the message just gives you the icon in your outgoing message.

If you take a pasteboard snapshot (Shift-command-4 or -3 if you want big pics), you can then paste the image into the mail message and it will appear as an image, which you can then caption and put in the correct order as you wish. Great for issuing instructions to a newbie.

[Editor's note: I had to open the saved image file in Preview, then copy and paste into to get this to work. As might be expected then, you can actually open any image in Preview, copy it, and paste the results into Mail as an actual image and not a placeholder.]
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Pasting images in
Authored by: lsochrin on Jul 18, '02 09:41:14AM

Sure, but I've found that some Windows users cannot see any images that are pasted in, or even attached to, these mail docs. They have no problem seeing the images from Entourage. Hopefully, Jaguar will fix this, although I heard no mention of that.

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Pasting images in
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Jul 18, '02 02:03:26PM
I'm sure I put this in the original submission, but it should have said [shift+Control+Command+4] which places the snapshot directly on the clipboard without creating a file.

Also it might help if you use something like Tinkertool to change your snapshot filetype to JPEG. This may help with sending to PCs too but I doubt it.

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Pasting images in
Authored by: Inky on Jul 20, '02 04:24:08AM

When I want to preview my message with a real picture instead of just the icon, I save it to the drafts folder and select it there, where you can see what the email will look like to another ( user.

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